The Russian Music and Dance Ensembles “Rainbow” (Voronezh) and “Image” (Kaluga) presented a spectacular performance at the Russian Centre of Science and Culture on October 2, 2011 to mark the Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi before an elite gathering.
The function was attended by H. E. Mr. Alexander M. Kadakin, Ambassador of the Russian Federation to India, and Mr. Fyodor A. Rozovskiy, Director, Russian Centre of Science and Culture.
The Russian artistic groups performed a number of items such as the Russian, Spanish and Gypsy dance numbers and also classical dances like the ballet.
Side by side with it, there was a display of paintings from winners of International Painting Contest, devoted to the 50th Anniversary of Yuri Gagarin’s Flight into Outer Space and 150th Birth Anniversary of poet Rabindranath Tagore.
The Russian ensembles, comprising artists and painters, will undertake an expedition to the Himalayas, third in the series, from October 2 to October 20, and will make a film on their expedition. The first expedition was held in 2009. This project is organized by DOSTOYANIE with the support of ROSSOTRUDNICHESTVO and the Embassy of Russian Federation in India.
The artists will perform at Palampur, Shimla, Naggar, Chennai, and Kolkata, etc, during their stay in India.
The 25-member delegation, with the youngest being eight-year-old, is primarily on a mission to meet and interact with children and teachers of the city of their visit, keeping in view the cultural exchange of each other’s countries. Each member of the team carried a diary to record the impressions and experience. Important quotes from the diaries along with the photos, invitations, posters, press-clippings, etc., on the expedition will be released in a book form. Two teen-age artists, who make sketches and drawings during the expedition, will also be published in the book.